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Cat Behavior Workshop

April 26, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Springfield Adoption and Education Center

Click here for more information and to register!


Pet Health and Safety Fair

Saturday, April 26, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dave's Soda and Pet City, Hadley

Presented by Hampshire Emergency Animal Response Team

Click here for more information!



It's Animal Adventures time again!

Come back to experience the wild and wonderful!


Adoption Center Hours have changed in Leverett for the winter months

Dakin Humane Society will temporarily change over to winter hours in Leverett. The Leverett Adoption Center will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 4:30. Fewer animals and cold, snowy weather have greatly reduced the number of people coming  to Leverett, so for the rest of winter these hours will remain in effect. Look for a return to regular hours in April when spring comes to Leverett!

Springfield Adoption Center hours will remain the same. Click here to see hours and directions for both locations.


Cats Fixed Free!

For a limited time, cats can be fixed FREE at the Dakin Humane Society as part of grant received from Petsmart Charities®.   People with pet cats and those caring for neighborhood strays or feral cats who live in Holyoke (ZIP code 01040) or Springfield (ZIP code 01108) can take advantage of this special offer.

Click here to learn more...


Dakin Humane Society provides shelter, education, advocacy, and assistance for animals and people in need.



What's New

dakin stories...

...Spring 2014 issue, Young at Heart, explores how senior animals--human, and otherwise--benefit from connecting with one another. Find out more about Dakin's work to re-home older animals displaced by circumstance and also to protect the vital bond that exists between older humans and pets. Click here to read.

dakin Offers weekly low-cost vaccine clinics

Dakin Humane Society now offers weekly low-cost vaccine clinics to help low-income community members protect their pets. Learn more.

dakin receives $20,000 from the Massachusetts animal coalition

Dakin has received its largest grant ever from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition. Learn more...

Get your "animal friendly" license plate!

Massachusetts Animal Coalition "I'm Animal Friendly" License Plates help provide spay/neuter services in our community.  Get yours today!


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